I have two small swarms I caught late this summer. I tried to add a wooden hive top feeders to each..... started a robbing frenzy. I removed the feeders,moved my hives to a new location, and reduced the entrances to 1-2 bees wide. Seems to have worked, as no more robbing Italians are milling around. So....
1. Should I put the feeders back on?
2. If I provide water, syrup, and pollen, Could I close up the smalles hive for a couple of days of un interupted feeding?